Wellness Alternatives provides individualized health care to naturally balance structural, biochemical, and psychological health. We work with patients of all ages to achieve optimal wellness and disease prevention.


Tenets of Functional Splanchnology

It is important to understand that the way the body works does not change to suit a current philosophy of a diseases cause and effect. Neurology, physiology and anatomy in the human body do not change. They have meaning and cannot be ignored, separated, or changed to suit a particular philosophy. By understanding the normal neurology, physiology and anatomy, dysfunction can be recognized. By recognizing the dysfunction, you will understand the effect. Each rationalizes into a procedure that we hope will eliminate the cause of disease and alters the effect back to normal health.


 Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM

Dr. Dave started on the journey of Functional Medicine as a student Doctor at Chiropractic college. He attended the first Functional Endocrinology course and has continued his education ever since. The only Chiropractor to be listed in St. Louis Magazine Best Doctors 2008. He was one of five Doctors in the United States given unlimited lab testing by Pharmasean Labs.

Dr. Dave is in both the “Why Do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.” and “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”

The unlimited lab testing gave him a unique perspective into Thyroid, Autoimmune, Hormone and Neurotransmitters.


Hypothalamic Pituitary Thyroid (HPT) Axis

Hypothalamic – Pituitary – Thyroid Axis (HPT) AKA: Hypothyroidism Secondary to Pituitary Hypofunction Another more appropriate name for the Hypothalamic – Pituitiary – Thyroid (HPT) Axis is Hypothyroidism Secondary to Decreased Pituitary Output. This is the label used in Dr. Kharrazian’s book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal. The pituitary …

Hypothalamus Receives Signals From the Nervous System

The HP Axis is considered an abbreviation for the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis.  Doing a search will yield a multitude of pages focused on the Adrenals. However, the adrenals are only one pair of endocrine glands whose hormones are sampled in the blood by the Hypothalamus. Every hormone produced by other endocrine gland in the …

Melatonin Stimulates Parasites to Reproduce

Melatonin supports the synchronized reproduction of parasites. Parasites are attracted towards melatonin producing areas of the body during their reproductive cycles. Secretion of melatonin synchronizes the nocturnal release of microflilaria – the early larval stage of a parasitic nematode worm filarial. It follows that exogenous melatonin administration or the use of Blue Blocker Glasses during …


Wellness Alternatives

Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM


17331 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946


Email: dpeterson@stlwa.com

Office: 530-615-4083

Text: 530-451-6048

Skype: stlwadrdave